Basically CBD is a special strain of hemp that has very high %CBD but 0%THC, so it cannot get you high in any way whatsoever. Not many people knew about CBD until 2013, where CNN did a special on it: Click here for article http://www.cnn.com/2013/08/07/health/charlotte-child-medical-marijuana/
Until recently CBD was made from special strains of controversial marijuana. Now CBD is made from special strains of legal industrial hemp with 0%THC. The 2014 Farm Bill relaxed the import/export & interstate commerce of industrial hemp and CBD has been gaining popularity ever since.
We had heard things about CBD over the last 3 years but because it was all overwhelmingly positive, we thought it was too good to be true.
Then in May of 2016, our company's rescue bulldog Gordo (not to be confused with puppy Gordon) had a bad reaction to his 1st round of chemo to treat an aggressive lymphoma. The co-owner of Innovet Pet Products- David Louvet started looking into alternative treatments and everything he learned pointed toward CBD and/ or THC.
The Monday night of Gordo's bad chemo reaction (literally less than 2 hours) the other founder of Innovet-Matt Terrill, ordered some CBD oil however it didn't arrive until Friday and sadly Gordo never recovered from the chemo- he died in Matt's arms that Thursday.
https://instagram.com/p/BGmrPxqgkGp/ (Gordo's last hug)
Matt's 16 year old blind Labrador Maximus had also been fighting nasal cancer since 2012, and that same week Maximus stopped walking or eating on his own. Matt was afraid he was about to watch both dogs die within days of each other. So it was with very little hope that he gave Maximus the CBD oil.
30 mins after he gave Maximus the 1st dose of CBD we found him exploring our warehouse in an area that he had never before been in. Not only was he walking, he was using his sense of smell to try and find more food because his appetite was back and he had wolfed down the bowl of food that he previously refused.
https://instagram.com/p/BHxPcH1AKO7/ (Max's 16th birthday!)
The CBD worked so well that Dave and Matt decided that it was something that we needed to get Innovet involved with. We sourced the highest quality suppliers in Europe with the purest manufacturing techniques and we are bottling it 25% more concentrated and at a much lower price than any other sellers of CBD for pets.
The FDA limits what we can claim about its medicinal uses. We can only point you toward the countless stories of other people including ourselves that have used CBD for their pets. There are not many USA based clinical studies to cite yet on CBD only because until recently, the feds have made it ridiculously difficult to obtain the drug for research. However there have been 1500+ international clinical studies on it.
Additionally big pharma has spent tons of money to lobby all levels of government to delay the introduction of CBD to the public. They realize that CBD will inevitably become an effective natural replacement for many of their expensive brand name drugs. They cant justify their high prices if we the people can grow the replacement in our backyards.
We're confident that once the truth is known it will back up many of the most popular claims with pets such as CBD for seizures, inflammation, appetite, arthritis, senility and many cancers. Also we could find no credible evidence of side effects.
We're convinced that CBD gave us an extra month of quality time with Maximus and that it helped helped his joint pain which got him walking again, slowed his tumor growth and most surprisingly it reduced symptoms of senility and made him alert and curious of his surroundings. Again, these are just our personal views without verified claims.